Social media is ruining childhood.

This is a very confusing statement. Although, it might sound like you are jumping the gun saying that it ruins childhood. Social media is a form of entertainment which in fact can ruin some people’s childhoods. On the other hand, it can create wonders for some people as well. In a sense, yes, social media can ruin childhood but it does not solely do so. For example; other forms of entertainment can ruin childhood such as; movies, tv shows, and even sports. There are a lot of things in this world that we can say it is ruining childhood but we have to understand that is not the purpose. The purpose of social media is to connect with one another. I am sure that Mark Zuckerberg did not invent The Facebook to ruin children’s lives. So, what I am trying to say is that Social Media does not ruin childhood but it absolutely can. I have experienced many people getting hurt through social media and I have also experienced a lot of people reconnecting with loved ones as well. Again, just like everything else in this world, we have to understand how to use things. How much is too much? How much is too little? We as people constantly ask ourselves these questions, as we should. There is a limit to Social Media, as there is a limit to things like sleep. We as teachers, have to teach our future students how to properly use Social Media. I believe the use of Social Media will evolve and continue to get better. Our kids will get smarter throughout the years because I also believe that my fellow teachers are able to teach them the wonders and dangers of Social Media. So in conclusion, I disagree with the statement; “Social Media ruins childhood” because that is not what it solely does.

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